Here is the line up in annoying alphabetical order.
Alison Wonderland, Alpine, The Amity Affliction, The Bronx, DZ Deathrays (DJ set), Example, Flume, Frightened Rabbit, Hungry Kids Of Hungary, The Kooks, Last Dinosaurs, Matt And Kim, Midnight Juggernauts, Pez, Regurgitator, Seth Sentry, Shockone, Tame Impala, Tegan And Sara, The Temper Trap, They Might Be Giants, Tuka With Ellesquire, Urthboy, DJ Woody's Big Phat 90s Mixtape, YACHT, Yolanda Be Cool
Why not have a listen to our Groovin' The Moo playlist?
The dates for the festival are as follows.
Saturday 27 April – Maitland Showground, NSW
Sunday 28 April – University of Canberra, ACT
Saturday 4 May – Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 5 May – Murray Sports Complex, Townsville Cricket Grounds, QLD
Saturday 11 May – Hay Park, Bunbury
Tickets are on sale from Tuesday and Wednesday of next week:
Maitland and Canberra: Tuesday 5 February at 9am
Bendigo, Townsville and Bunbury: Wednesday 6 February at 9am (local time)
We kinda had a feeling this was going to happen. Australia loves the furious punk rock of Los Angeles' The Bronx and it's great to see they will be bringing their rock'n'roll infused hardcore to some regional centres on this, their three millionth visit to Australia (that's not a criticism, we'd like it if they lived here permanently).
Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit celebrate ten years together with Pedestrian Verse, their forthcoming fourth studio album, and evidently they're bringing that celebration down to Australia to be a part of Groovin' The Moo. Their brand of indie rock has elements of folk and elements of emo but, most importantly, it's pretty damn honest music and it's bloody good.
Another band who seem to really enjoy coming over to Australia, British pop dudes The Kooks haven't dropped a record in a couple of years so it should be exciting to see whether or not they have new material for us on this trip.
Tegan & Sara:
Tegan & Sara are Canadian twin sisters who started as indie darlings and became hugely successful after many years of slogging it out. They have a new record out in a couple of weeks, but you can listen to it right now if you like.
This British MC just gets more and more popular and, even though he was just here, Example has decided to come back rather soon to take his popular bass driven brand of hip hop and pop back to Australia for a most extensive run of dates.
He just owned that big Hottest 100 thing, his debut album has sold a ridiculous number of copies and it seems that everyone around the country is talking about Flume. Those people outside of the metro areas who have been slamming said album and dancing around their living rooms can finally see what it's like to witness the Sydney young gun in the live environment this April.
The Temper Trap:
They've done everything from the AFL Grand Final to the upcoming Future Music Festival and now The Temper Trap are set to go regional again. We won't bore you with details that you already know; they remain one of the most cherished Aussie bands around at the moment and their widespread appeal ought to see them one of the bigger local acts this year.
They Might Be Giants:
Well we knew they were definitely coming, and we guess we can thank Groovin' The Moo for actually making sure that it would happen. They Might Be Giants haven't been to Australia in an awfully long time but they're going to be here to play songs from their enormous catalogue of songs they've amassed over their 30 years together!
Veterans lead this week's releases with new albums from Tim Rogers & The Bamboos (Album Of The Week) and Daniel Johns plus albums from Ella Thompson, The Vaccines and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.